deduction etymology

English word deduction comes from Latin deduco

Detailed word origin of deduction

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deduco Latin (lat) (figuratively) I mislead, seduce, entice, win over, induce. (figuratively, borrowed from the idea of spinning) I make finer, thinner or weaker, attenuate. (figuratively, of a literary composition) I spin out, elaborate, prepare, describe, compose. (figuratively, of physical evils) I cure, cleanse, remove. (figuratively, of the origin of words) I derive, discover, deduce. (in weaving) I spin [...]
deductio Latin (lat) Drawing, draining or leading off or forth. Subtraction, deducting.
déduction Middle French (frm)
deduction English (eng) (logic) A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.. A conclusion; that which is deduced, concluded or figured out. A sum that can be removed from tax calculations; something that is written off. That which is deducted; that which is [...]